Sunday, March 31, 2019

SHOW BUSINESS

Weegee (Arthur Fellig), a human canonball photograph
a dust covered photograph by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
            
SHOW BUSINESS
       
a 1945 NBC television production studio photograph
a 1945 NBC television production
           
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a Bob Peak illustration of a singing teen idol with screaming girls
a Bob Peak illustration
            
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1846 France illustration of a nightclub stage act
1846 France     click image to enlarge
            
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a first Century BC comedian
a first Century BC comedian
            
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Marshall Montgomery, a 1914 ventriloquist
a 1914 ventriloquist ... there seems to be a dispute
            
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a Constantin Alajalov 1942 illustration for The New Yorker magazine, a chorus line of girls on stage
a Constantin Alajalov 1942 illustration
            
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a Drew Friedman illustration of show business
a Drew Friedman illustration       click image twice
            
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an 1816 insult comic
an 1816 insult comic  "Who raked this filthy crowd together? ... What a beastly crew am I among"
            
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a background from a 1949 Bugs Bunny animation, opera
a background from a 1949 Bugs Bunny animation
            
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Italian Gymnast Signor Ethardo walks a ball up a giant spiral ramp at the 1866 London Exposition, a photograph
Italian Gymnast Signor Ethardo walks a ball up a giant spiral ramp at the 1866 London Exposition
            
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1901 singer and dancer Lilliputian Queen Chiquita, a poster photograph
popular 1901 singer and dancer Lilliputian Queen Chiquita
            
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a Peter Barker-Mill printPeter Barker-Mill
            
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1912 London's human spiders, illustrated thrill stunts
1912  "London's human spiders"      click image twice for full size
            
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Paris sensation Josephine Baker by Paul Colin, a 1927 banana costume dance
Paris sensation Josephine Baker by Paul Colin, 1927
         
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a Rod Filbrandt cartoon, Dance Rummy Dance
a Rod Filbrandt cartoon
1) "Oh the Rummy wants a drink? Dance for it! Dance Rummy Dance!" 
2) "-and wear this tutu! .. a pretty tutu for the pretty Rummy!" 
3) "-and here's a choreographer for the Rummy!" "-places!" 
 4) Two weeks later (Tonight only - the Rummy in Dance Rummy Dance!) 
"This better be good!"
            
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a Peter Arno cartoon, "I'm afraid as a kid star he's through."
Peter Arno  "I'm afraid as a kid star he's through."
         
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a Peter Arno cartoon about hollywood jungle movies
Peter Arno  "What you really want is to marry the girl and settle down.
But you can't,  because you're a gorilla."
            
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a Rene Bull book illustration of snake dancing for the king
a Rene Bull book illustration
            
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Maurice Gosfield, known as 'Doberman' on the 1950s television comedy 'Sergeant Bilko'
Maurice Gosfield,  known as 'Doberman' on the 1950s television comedy 'Sergeant Bilko'
            
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a Bernie Fuchs illustration of Annie Oakly
a Bernie Fuchs illustration     click twice
            
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a 1910 promotion costume, man in a wrench costume
working one's way up the entertainment ladder in 1910
            
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Marilyn Monroe's baby photograph
Marilyn Monroe while a baby
            
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an 1800s China comedian, tall white devil
"Tall White Devil"   an admittedly funny 1800s China comedian
            
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1960s Phillis Diller, comedian, musician, writer, celebrity
1960s Phillis Diller:  comedian, musician, celebrity
            
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a Harrison Cady illustration of a balancing act
an old Harrison Cady cartoon
            
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1865 New York zoo whales, brutally transported
1865 New York zoo whales,  brutally transported      see full size
            
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Andre Castaigne illustration of a trapese act at a circus
Andre Castaigne
            
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a Ludwig Hohlwein 1921 poster for Kissy Starling
Ludwig Hohlwein,  1921
            
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"Rapist Search"     ABC local news
     

Sunday, March 24, 2019

T E A L . . . the color

Richard Estes, a teal store window in sun and shade
Richard Estes art ... somewhere between green and blue,  we find the color TEAL
       
T E A L
     
1900 heft 20 Sacrum, a color skull illustration in teal profile
a 1900 secession-style illustration
 click image twice for full size
        
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a 1955 teal glass vase by Sommerso
a 1955 glass vase by Sommerso
       
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a Tomi Ungerer illustration of a rescue in stormy seas
a Tomi Ungerer illustration     click image twice for full size
        
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a Paul Jouve book binding in teal leather
a Paul Jouve book binding
        
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a Mary Blair color development sketch of a castle for Disney animation
a Mary Blair color development sketch for Disney animation       click twice
        
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an 1800s teal painting by John A. Grimshaw of a calm harbour at night
an 1800s painting by John A. Grimshaw      click twice
        
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1902 commercial ornament in teal colors, Japan
1902 commercial ornament,  Japan
        
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a Daniel Schwartz illustration in teal
a Daniel Schwartz illustration      click twice
        
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a teal glass decanter from Italy, detailed color photograph
a glass decanter,  Italy
        
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Eyvind Earle
Eyvind Earle
        
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1903 teal ornament, France
1903 ornament,  France      click twice
        
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an Alexandre de Riquer bookplate in color
an Alexandre de Riquer bookplate
        
T E A L
      
a teal colored 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, front view
a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air      click twice
        
T E A L
       
old Japan textile nature ornament in teal
old Japan textile
        
T E A L
      
Ralph Goings realism  art, a teal truck parked
Ralph Goings realism  art       click twice

        
T E A L
      
Zollamts Steg 1900 in color
1900
        
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Adrian Pearsall design in color
Adrian Pearsall design      click to enlarge
        
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a color Auguste Jean-Baptiste Roubille cartoon about Earth on fire, 1918
Auguste Jean-Baptiste Roubille,  1918
        
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a Marc Dennis painting of dynamic ocean wave energy
a Marc Dennis painting      click twice
        
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a Bernard Boutet de Monvel illustration of a calm canal
Bernard Boutet de Monvel
        
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a modern teal table clock 1950s?
a table clock,  1950s?       click twice
        
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an Alice & Martin Provensen illustration, 1949 color chefs carrying a table
an Alice & Martin Provensen illustration,  1949      click to enlarge
        
T E A L
       
a Murano glass bottle 1953, striped teal
Murano glass,  1953       click twice
        
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a Harvey Dunn color illustration of WW1 artillary fire
a Harvey Dunn illustration
        
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an Eyvind Earle illustration
an Eyvind Earle illustration      click twice
        
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1930 marble with streaks of teal
1930 marble with streaks of teal
        
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a Disney 1952 animation still, a sleeping herd in a pasture at night
Disney 1952      click twice
        
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a Clayton Rawson illustration for The Chicagoan magazine, looking out an urban windowa in Spring 1931
a Clayton Rawson illustration for The Chicagoan magazine,  1931
        
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a Walter Crane ceramic ornamental plate, 1920
Walter Crane,  1920